There are two ways, I’ve realized, that I drop a drama. One is very dramatic and impossible to miss. The story has managed to make me mad, it’s not worth the emotional toil involved, I declare, “I am done with you!” and there you have it. The drama is dropped. Level 7 Civil Servant was felled by that sword. So was You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin.
Then there’s the second way. I’m not angry; I’m bored. A part of me is still hoping things will turn around. Or — not even turn around really, because I don’t fully realize how much the story has lost me. There’s still some elements that pique my interest — characters I’m curious about, questions I’m mildly invested in answering. And yet… not interested, curious, or invested enough to pick that particular drama out of the slew of dramas to choose from.
I don’t so much drop that sort of drama then let it slide quietly away. For a long while I’m sure I’ll pick it back up again. You know, when the mood strikes. Who Are You? sank into that muddy abyss. (Though it made more of a plop — I remember having a very definitive realization that I wasn’t going to continue watching.) So did Unstoppable High Kick. Sliding away so quietly I’ve only just now realized I dropped it.
I’ve dropped King’s Family.
It’s weird because, when I was in the midst of watching, I found it very addictive. I purposely waited for 10 episodes to be available so I could enjoy a lovely little mini-marathon. But after waiting for this latest batch… I’m just not interested anymore. Somewhere between the end of episode 30 and now, the show cooled on me. I realized we were up to episode 40 and now we’re a good chunk beyond 40 and… I’m just not that interested in going back into that world. So, so long King’s Family! You were entertaining. For a time.
In other news: I am so, so complimented and thrilled by the Liebster Nominations I’ve received! I’m working away on the questions (such fun questions!) and should have something out at some point next week.
I also really need to get a move on getting some reviews done. The list is growing and will continue to grow and… Okay, I was going to say I won’t watch another episode of A Wife’s Credentials until I’ve written a review but that would be a lie. However! I must, must, must get some reviews written this week! (One at least, though two would be nice.)
Productivity! I can do it!